Character Designs from A Bug’s Life
oh nooo these are way cuter than the final designs
Scorpions are probably the only type of animal which can actually creep me out. But they do glow under ultraviolet light, which is pretty cool. One hypothesis suggests that this might be an effect of a scorpion’s entire body being able to act as a light receptor (an eye, basically), to help them stay in the shade.
Keepers at the Zoo at Chessington World of Adventures Resort were delighted to welcome their latest arrival - a pink toed tarantula. The youngster - the first ever baby tarantula bred at the Surrey resort - was born this week after spending the last eight weeks in an egg sac with around 200 siblings - and was the first to emerge, just in time for National Insect Week (25 June-1 July 2012).Picture: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
A Daring Jumping Spider (Phidippus audax) being adorable.
HOLY SHIT LOOK AT THIS CUTIE
Dawwwww ; w ;
Oh my god look at this beauty. It’s a fucking purple and gold spider.
Purple and gold spider.
this source is useless to me
I want to know more about this little treasure
I know it’s from Thailand because the site it led me to was in Thai, along with another picture.
It’s a jumping spider, I know that much.
Fucking ridiculous, this is a beautiful creature. Shame on anyone who says spiders are ugly.
this looks like one of the spiders from my dreams! though in my dreams, they’re fist sized and don’t mind handling :D
oh my gooosh
Made my Gaia a little dress and added a tiny bow, she needs a boy Chaco for Valentines Day ;} <3
This beautiful yellow cape is an awesome work of art and patience. It was woven out of spider silk, specifically, the silk from more than one million Golden silk orb-weaver spiders:
“Textile expert Simon Peers and fashion designer Nicholas Godley [Godley & Peers] collaborated to create this stunning embroidered cape out of golden spider silk. Both residing in Madagascar, the two paired up to achieve a process that hadn’t been attempted for more than 100 years—they wanted to successfully harvest golden orb spider silk for weaving, and they were quite successful.
Working with a large team of more than 80 people, including spider handlers, they spent three years regularly searching the country’s landscape for golden orb spiders. When an individual spider was captured, it would be harnessed, and then milked to produce anywhere from 100-160 feet—sometimes even up to 400 yards—of thread, and then released back into nature. Peers and Godley estimate having milked approximately 1.2 million of these fascinating creatures.”
[via My Modern Metropolis]
The Peacock spider or Gliding spider (Maratus volans) is a species of jumping spider.
Octavius Pickard-Cambridge noted in his original description that “it is difficult to describe adequately the great beauty of the colouring of this spider”.
The red, blue and black colored males have flap-like extensions of the abdomen with white hairs that can be folded down. They are used for display during mating: the male raises his abdomen, then expands and raises the flaps so that the abdomen forms a white-fringed, circular field of color. The species, and indeed the whole genus Maratus have been compared to peacocks in this respect. The third pair of legs is also raised for display, showing a brush of black hairs and white tips. While approaching the female, the male will vibrate his abdomen while waving raised legs and tail, and dance from side to side.
Both sexes reach about 5 mm in body length. Females and immatures of both sexes are brown but have colour patterns by which they can be distinguished from related species. [ read more ]